The commitments made under this thematic area and their respective progress includes:


 

CITIZENS ENGAGEMENTS PROGRESS

COMMITMENT 12: Develop a Permanent Dialogue Mechanism on transparency, accountability and good governance between citizens and government to facilitate a culture of openness.

Notes: NOA developed a framework for permanent dialogue and is currently consulting stakeholders for adoption and validation


Milestone 67: Establish baseline for all the performance indicators

Lead MDAs:

Start-Finish Date:

Status: UNDERWAY

Last Updated: June 2018

Evidence:

Other Details:


Milestone 68: Institutionalize citizens’ forums in key ministries and MDAs like Power, Finance, Transport, FIRS, NEITI, CAC, BPP etc. at least annually

Lead MDAs: NOA

Start-Finish Date:

Status: UNDERWAY

Last Updated: June 2018

Evidence:

Other Details:

  • NOA is currently engaged in discussion with the Ministry of Budget and National Planning on the implementation of this commitment.
  • BPP set up the Procurement Working Group as a permanent dialogue mechanism on procurement.
  • NEITI has maintained a CSO forum on extractive transparency. Others are being encouraged to start a sustained CSO and citizens’ engagement.

Milestone 69:Citizen engagement activities captured in Ministries and MDAs budgets.

Lead MDAs: NOA and listed MDAs

Start-Finish Date:

Status: PENDING

Last Updated: June 2018

Evidence:

Other Details:


Milestone 70: Produce a simplified citizens’ budget in at least three major local languages.

Lead MDAs: NOA, Budget Office & BudgIT

Start-Finish Date:

Status: PENDING

Last Updated: June 2018

Evidence:

Other Details:

  • The Budget Office produced a simplified version of the 2017 Budget, this will be done when the 2018 Budget is passed and NOA will translate to different languages.
  • Still far behind schedule,the possibility of its achievement this year is not feasible.

COMMITMENT 13: Government-civil society to jointly review existing, legislations on transparency and accountability issues and make recommendations to the National Assembly.

Notes: There was tremendous progress made in the implementation of the commitment. The review of laws was completed and Government-CSO Round table validated the outcome of the process. CSOs are currently using the research to prepare materials for advocacy engagement with the National Assembly.


Milestone 71: Development of Frequently Asked Questions on identified laws and review plan

Lead MDAs: NOA, FMOJ & CentreLSD

Start-Finish Date:

Status: COMPLETED

Last Updated: June 2018

Evidence:

Other Details:

  • Centre LSD commissioned two teams to review existing laws relating to transparency and accountability from government and CSO perspective.
  • The outcome of the review was harmonised into a single report for the Government-CSO roundtable.

Milestone 72: Government-CSOs Round table discussion on reviews of gaps in existing laws

Lead MDAs: NOA, FMOJ, CentreLSD

Start-Finish Date:

Status: COMPLETED

Last Updated: June 2018

Evidence:

Other Details:

  • The outcome will now be used for advocacy engagement with the National Assembly.

COMMITMENT 14: Adopt a technology-based citizens’ feedback on projects and programs across transparency and accountability.

Notes: Different government agencies and CSOs continue to deploy tech-based interactive platforms to engage citizens and government on various aspects of governance and service delivery. Some of the tech platforms from government include:
  • iMonitor : This platform from the Budget Office allows citizens to give feedback directly to government on budget implementation in their community or inform government about projects they will like to see in the budget for their communities.
  • PEBEC App : The PEBEC App is Nigeria’s Official Public Service Complaint website for complaints and feedback for the service of any Ministry, Department and Agency of the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
  • NOCOPO : The NOCOPO platform makes all procurement data and information available to the public to enhance Transparency in public procurement;   ensure   efficient   service   delivery,   improved   value   of   money,   while   fostering   an   equitable   business environment for Nigeria.
  • FGN iApp :This  is  an  information  dissemination  mobile  app  that  is  designed  to  provide  relevant  and  authentic  real  time information  from  the  Nigerian government  to  Nigerians  at  home  and  in  the  diaspora,  as  well  as  the  rest  of  the    FGN  iAppcontent  includes  highly  sought  after  information  on  the  Nigerian  government,  government  bids  and  tenders,  government  job vacancies, top stories from The Presidency and the various government ministries, parastatals, agencies and lots more.
From the CSOs
  • Reportyourself :This platform offers Nigerians an opportunity to report instances of every day bribery and graft as well as celebrate champions of change who shun corruption and conduct business honestly. The platform was developed with the support and guidance of the Religious Leaders Anti-Corruption Committee (RLAC), the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), The Social and Economic Rights Action Center (SERAC), and the U.S. Consulate in Lagos.
  • REVODA : This mobile app allows voters to report as independent citizen observers from their respective Polling Units across Nigeria. You simply register with your Polling Unit number, name & phone number. All reports are automatically mapped and voters remain anonymous. It also allows EiE to send location-specific relevant information about the electoral process to registered users.
  • Gavel : is a civic tech organization aimed at improving the pace of justice delivery through technology, by tracking the process of trying an accused using “Justice Clock”, Gavel monitors the length of time it takes to complete investigations and trials of accused persons.
  • iFollowTheMoney : This platform allows rural communities to follow utilization of money meant for projects in their communities and working with a network of journalist, data wranglers, development consultants, information analyst, legal practitioners to engage government on proper utilisation of funds.
  • Tracka–Tracka : is a community of active citizens tracking the implementation of government projects in their community to ensure service delivery. Built by BudgIT, the platform connects community champions to government through their legislators to ensure implementationand funding of projects listed in the budget.
  • Budeshi : Budeshi (which is Hausa for "Open it") is a dedicated site that links budget and procurement data to various public services. It is accessible to the public to interact with and make their own comparisons. In a bid to make information around public contracts and the procurement process more coherent, Budeshi attempts to demonstrate the Open Contracting Data Standards (OCDS) across the public procurement value chain

Milestone 73: Mapping of MDAs already having the technology-based platform for transparency and accountability

Lead MDAs:

Start-Finish Date:

Status: PENDING

Last Updated: June 2018

Evidence:

Other Details:

  • NITDA scheduled a meeting with BPP,CAC, NEITI working on IT but only BPP attended. They had two meetings.
  • They had a meeting with Open Contracting-they have achieved a lot but to integrate the E-procurement is still left out they employed a technology Adviser sponsored by the World Bank.
  • The assessment has been done but to ensure the portal has been developed is remaining.
  • For OGP Portal NITDA designed a data based system that captures activities of MDAs. They presented a paper on Open Government Partnership Portal to help as a guide for the development of the Portal.

Milestone 74: Creation of the citizens’ interactive platform for government institutions

Lead MDAs:

Start-Finish Date:

Status: OVERDUE

Last Updated: June 2018

Evidence:

Other Details:


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